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Port of Savannah’s silt suspension system allows it to maintain 48’ at berth

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the silt suspension system, used to maintain 48 feet at four of the Garden City Terminal berths, was recently modified to also increase oxygen levels in the river. Read More »

South Africa transport workers march in wage dispute

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thousands of striking South African transport workers marched in Johannesburg last week, demanding a pay hike at logistics group Transnet ahead of a meeting to try to end the dispute.

The five-day strike has paralyzed the country's port and r Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 14.6 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Kenya floats fresh tender for faster cross-country railway

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Kenya Railways invited fresh bids for a new railway to run between its port city Mombasa and the Ugandan capital Kampala, that will treble train speeds and boost regional trade, after previous bids were too high for its budget.

The railway, w Read More »

Taiwan’s controversial China trade deal

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan and China aim to sign a free trade-style agreement by June that has split the island between those who think it will lift prosperity from improved access to China's markets, and those who fear it could wreck Taiwan's economy and is the first step t Read More »

Russia gains taste for US beef as it shuns chicken

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Russia may not like U.S. chicken or pork, but it likes U.S. beef and has bought over 6,000 tons of it this year, a nearly 30-fold increase from 2009 as tight supplies in traditional suppliers Australia and South America have turned business here. Read More »

Exports, weak euro offer battered Greek economy hope

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

A concerted export drive in tandem with a weaker euro may offer the Greek government its best combination shot at economic salvation as it looks to drag a country mired in debt and protectionism into a free market world. Read More »

India security jitters rattle growing China ties

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

India's ban on imports of Chinese telecommunications equipment over spying fears underscores deep mistrust of its neighbour but is unlikely to derail cooperation between the world's two fastest growing economies. Read More »

US.-Central American trade showing slight improvement under CAFTA

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Trade between the United States and the seven nations of Central America is showing a slight uptick coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). While CAFTA has helped foster trade to a limited extent betwe Read More »

China Web ‘firewall’ should be WTO issue

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's Internet "firewall" is a trade barrier and needs to be tackled within the framework of the World Trade Organization, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, told reporters in Shanghai.

Dutch-born Kroes, who is also in Read More »

Russia seeks trade shift from crisis

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs to urgently re-route exports from low-growth Europe to other, faster-expanding markets, Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina said as Moscow sought to distance itself from the crisis-hit region. Read More »

Brazil, Russia plan to boost trade, investment

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for closer business and investment ties with Russia, saying the two BRIC states should use their own currencies for trade, not the dollar.

"From 2002 to 2008, trade between Russia and Brazi Read More »

China may become top importer of DDGs from US

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

China's insatiable demand for protein helped make the country the No. 2 export destination of U.S. distillers' grains in the first months of 2010 and it could overtake Mexico as the top export destination by the end of the year.

China will li Read More »

Malaysia: stronger ringgit not a problem for exporters

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | International Trade

Malaysia's forecast for double-digit growth in exports this year remains on track despite a stronger ringgit and the crisis in the euro zone, International Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said.

"It is not going to have a big impact. We don't t Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo promotes Rosa to COO

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced today the promotion of Patrick D. Rosa to chief operating officer. Rosa previously served as the company's vice president of maintenance and has been employed with Aloha Air Cargo and its predecessor, Aloha Airlines, for more tha Read More »

Two additional calls for CMA CGM Asia - Gulf of Mexico service (PEX 3)

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mobile, USA (Alabama) and Pusan, Korea are the two new calls that will beadded to the PEX3 service (Asia-Gulf of Mexico) effective May 20, 2010.

This upgrade will allow:

Singapore NOL says Q1 net loss at $98 million, sees FY profit

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines , the world's fourth largest container shipping firm, a wider-than-expected first quarter net loss, but it expects to return to profit for the full year. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston is on the radar Screen, SCSPA officials say

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Officials at the South Carolina State Port Authority (SCSPA) have a reason to feel optimistic about business at the Port of Charleston. Statistics show that March was the third straight month of year-over-year container volume increases for the port with Read More »

Premium Article  SCSPA is realizing a renaissance in break bulk cargoes

Karen Thuermer | May 13, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Perhaps it’s a good sign of the times. Officials at the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) indicate that break bulk volumes are up significantly with total pier tons up 46.5 percent in March compared to the same month last year at terminals in C Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston adds new Asia Service, posts 24% volume gain

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has announced double-digit volume increases during March, along with the addition of a new service between Charleston, Northern China and South Korea. Read More »

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